I have been trying to get an internship opportunity for the summer and
one of the very first thing I had to do was to hone my resume and
LinkedIn profile. So how about you guys, do you keep an updated LinkedIn
profile always or just when you are looking for a job?
Are any of you currently looking for jobs or internships? Have you tried
the LinkedIn premium? Any tips for job search, contacting recruiters and
building profile ?
I hope this forum helps all those who are looking for summer internship
or other full-time opportunities and will be graduating this semester
and yet to land a job. Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
My daily morning routine is pretty much like yours as well. But then I'm
even lazier. I sometimes sleep in so late that I have to skip breakfast.
There have been days when I have to just brush my teeth and go, so like
Regina I do take a bath before hitting the sack the previous night.
Nowadays, I'm surprising myself with a newer low. Sometimes, when I
think that I can't sit through class fully without having breakfast or
am too sleepy, I just sleep back in and wake up later in the afternoon
and watch the lecture as it gets uploaded online. Well, the main reason
for my disrupted morning routine is that I just am a night owl and not
sleeping in the night has its own negative impact I should say on the
start of the next day. I'm trying to change this though.
I have one other scholarship other than CollegeNet. It's Achievement
Award Scholarship for New Engineering Graduate Students that includes a
partial tuition waiver awarded in view of outstanding credentials
exhibited during undergraduate degree. It's provided by Herbert Wertheim
College of Engineering at UF and amounts to $4500 ($1500 per semester
for 3 semesters). This I could get due to my performance in undergrad
being meritorious and only a few of us got this one.
But even after deducting the scholarship amount, I still have a large
fee to pay. What really helps then is the fact that I'm trying for
scholarships at CNet which I feel is one of the best opportunities for scholarships.
I somehow am not using Amazon a lot these days. During my undergrad I
used to have an Amazon Prime subscription but then nowadays I find
Walmart cheaper and better for my needs as they have this option of
pickup which can be faster than Amazon at times, like same day pick up
which I think is cool for people like me who are lazy and impatient to
wait and have a tight schedule.
I still use Amazon but a bit sparingly, in fact the laptop that I'm
typing from right now was bought from Amazon only.
My favorite pie would have to be the mushroom spinach pie. It's just so
delicious from a shop I used to buy, a french shop called 'AuroBakes'. I
remember this specially because my English mam used to make a variant of
this with sweet corn added too and used to come give us in our hostel
while I was doing my undergrad. The love with which she used to cook
foods and give is just overwhelming.
I haven't worked at part time for such long shifts as I had had a
basketball referee role. But when it comes to working in the lab, I pull
all nighters all the time and have gone up till 19 hours with the help
of caffeine and troublesome code bugs that needed to be fixed before a
In these I have a lot of experience, by attending hackathons a lot.
First of all, have some faith in yourself and stay calm as you have put
in the hard work. It's not going to help if you worry. I agree with both
Kyle and Regina that you should't second guess, as most times I come out
and discuss that paper with friends to find out that my initial answer
would have been correct and it was a foolish move of me to have changed
Next to some general tips. Finish early and just revise on the morning
of the exam and don't keep reading till the last minute. Always take
easy questions, the ones you know answers for surely first. Then go
ahead with the harder ones. Always keep track of time, never let it too
late. If you have many questions and it's a long paper then make sure
you pace your answers such that you get enough time for all questions
and don't spend too much time writing just one question that you know a
Nice question. First of all, I beg to differ in my views. I don't like
makeup. Let me correct myself, I don't like makeup on myself. On girls,
I don't like too much make up. Maybe most men might not like to have it
on themselves. May be it's just peer pressure. Girls see other girls,
their friends maybe wearing really beautiful makeup- fall for it, ask
the person wearing them about it and they too wear it the next day.
Guys don't care much about fashion sense unless they are trying to woo
a girl. There is not going to be "I want that style from
tomorrow" attitude in me mostly because I'm lazy and sometimes shy
to go ask others where they got a haircut, plus nor will I feel jealous
or threatened if someone does something fashionable. Most of the time,
the way guys cope up with someone trying something new is a sadistic way
of discouraging the person who did try something new by commenting how
bad it looked or something. This is just few people who will mock you
As to this: "I have gone to class before with no makeup on in the past, and
people would legit tap on me and ask me if I was sick."
Well you made it a habit to wear makeup I presume, that when you don't
wear people tend to see something off about you and ask if you are sick.
Say you don't wear makeup for a month, do you think they would after
that, it's just what you do that forms people's perception of you.
Maybe some people are too self conscious at a unisex gym and don't want
to look bad while they work out. It's their choice but my doubt is won't
all the makeup get washed with all the sweat and make you look more of a
mess and worse than normal or do they don't workout as hard as I do and
don't sweat that much?
You might not have expected these answers nor a guy to answer in this
forum first but then, these are my views on makeup.
I just realized how nice a kid I have been from childhood. I used to eat
everything. I mean even the bitter vegetables which were my least
favorite once, became a favorite when mom made bitter gourd chips
roasted crisp and hot. That's what my mom does, gives the least favorite
food of mine in a very appealing way and ta-da, I'm a fan suddenly.
Well, it's not just that. My sister has always had a different plan on
her own. Whenever she didn't like anything, she just found it easy to
dump it on my plate and I ended up eating more of her least favorite
food as well. So I guess, I really don't have a least favorite food to
point at. I'm a foodie and somehow love to eat everything and somehow
manage to as I have kind of got conditioned from childhood not to
complain while eating as there are so many in this world who don't get
food. So being choosy or not eating due to liking and wasting food is in
a way injustice to those people who starve for days without food and
hence I turned out to just like all food. :)